Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Community of Practice: Human Resources

Charge: To provide a forum for all types of library professionals interested in discussing emerging human resource trends and issues relevant to libraries.


Laura Lillard (Chair, September 19, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Fred Reuland (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2022)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022)

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Our Work


  • Two Discussion Groups a year, one at Midwinter and one at Annual

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Four hours a year - two to work with staff on conference scheduling and two to lead the group meetings

Desired skills, knowledge, experience:

  • Interest or experience with library storage
  • Small group facilitation skills

Staff contact and role:

  • Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, committee charges/appointments, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Communication support, discussion group scheduling, etc.

Resources available:

  • Support from community leaders
  • Virtual meeting support
  • ALA Connect